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Fine condemns 'short-sighted' Durham library cuts

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Former children's laureate Anne Fine has condemned plans to cut Durham library services,...
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Miller’s ‘Pure’ Wins $47,000 Costa Award After Man Booker Snub

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-25

Andrew Miller won the Costa Book of the Year award for “Pure,” a novel about pre-Revolutionary France. He defeated four other authors including the bookies’ favorite, biographer Matthew Hollis, and the U.K. poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to...
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Mirror launches year-long reading campaign

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

The Daily Mirror is to run a We Love Reading campaign, backed by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy,...
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Duffy among contenders for Costa Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has won the Costa Poetry Award for The Bees (Picador), and debut...
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Christmas gifts 2011: which books will be under your tree?

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Our critics choose the books they intend to give this Christmas, and the ones they hope to receiveWhat do you think are the best books of 2011? Take part in our open thread discussion hereDiana AthillEditor and writerI am crazy about Craig Taylor's...
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Donaldson: Gloucs/Somerset ruling "best news all year"

The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 09:30 Children's laureate Julia Donaldson has welcomed yesterday's High Court ruling against library closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset as "the best news I’ve had all year". In...
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Hollinghurst, Moran, French win at Galaxy awards

The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:00 Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child (Picador) which was controversially omitted from this year's Man Booker shortlist, has been lauded at the Galaxy National Book Awards at a night which saw Jackie...
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Fisher first Wales' Young People's Poet Laureate

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 08:00 Fantasy children’s author Catherine Fisher will be officially named Wales’ first Young People’s Poet Laureate later today (18th October). The Newport writer will be given the...
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Hollinghurst makes Galaxy Book Awards shortlist

The Bookseller – 2011-10-17

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 08:25 Alan Hollinghurst, whose novel The Stranger's Child was a surprise omission from the Man Booker shortlist this year, has been shortlisted for an award at the Galaxy National...
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Morpurgo named HWA president

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:45 Author and former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo has been appointed as the inaugural president of the Historical Writers Association. Founder and chair of the HWA Manda...
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Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list

Guardian – 2011-09-23

Jeff Bezos tops a list of the 100 most powerful people in publishing which charts the transformation of the books industry by digital technologySeismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming the way we buy and read books, have propelled...
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Wilson to hold Brent libraries benefit

The Bookseller – 2011-09-19

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 11:32 Former children's laureate Jacqueline Wilson is the latest high-profile author to take part in a fundraising benefit in aid of Brent's six threatened libraries. Wilson will do...
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Poetry Society reinstates Palmer

The Bookseller – 2011-08-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 08:46 The Poetry Society has reinstated Judith Palmer as its director after leading poets and members including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy called for her to be returned to the...
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Sales soar for books of Fresno man, the new U.S. poet laureate

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-12

NEW YORK -- The country wants to know more about its next poet-in-chief. Sales have jumped for books by Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize winner who on Wednesday was named the U.
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Children's Laureate attacks Future Libraries report

The Bookseller – 2011-08-11

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 12/08/2011 - 08:40 The recently appointed children's laureate Julia Donaldson has condemned the "Future Libraries" report as a "cost-cutting exercise" containing among its recommendations some...
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Poet Laureate selects third Xmas poetry book

The Bookseller – 2011-08-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 11/08/2011 - 09:00 Poet Laureate Carol-Ann Duffy is selecting the third volume of The Twelves Poems of Christmas, which is out this autumn. Duffy will also write the introduction to the titles,...
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Poetry Society calls for Judith Palmer to be reinstated

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 09:00 Members of the Poetry Society, including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, have started a petition to reinstate Judith Palmer as director of the embattled society in hope of a...
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Ebury to publish Armistice poetry collection

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 14:29 Ebury is hoping to have unearthed the talents of a new generation of war poets as it publishes a collection of verses, selected by a panel including poet laureate Carol Ann...
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Atkinson and Donaldson awarded MBEs

The Bookseller – 2011-06-13

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 13/06/2011 - 08:40 Authors Kate Atkinson and Julia Donaldson have been awarded MBEs in this year's Birthday Honours List. Transworld author Atkinson and newly-appointed children's laureate...
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Donaldson backs National Library Day

The Bookseller – 2011-06-10

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 14:53 The newly crowned children's laureate Julia Donaldson has given her support for National Libraries Day, the new initiative set to carry on the success of last February's Save Our...
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